Oscar Camilo
de las Flores
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I have been working and experimenting with multiple techniques for more than fifteen consecutive years, including encaustic, tempera, sculpture, and various types of painting techniques.

I worked with ceramics and various types of sculpture for four years. I have also been exposed to commercial design, layering etc, as well as some digital media. My specialization has been in the Printmaking field and has so far tried all of the mediums, concentrating in etching and lithography. I have been drawing daily for some twenty-four years, and have attended life-drawing classes for the past eleven years at a weekly basis. I have a solid base in art history and of various painting and printing techniques and feel confident to teach at any level. I have thought private art classes, children workshops and have given lectures at various high schools and universities on Lithography as well as in Open Studio. I have also been enrolled in various art courses to improve my knowledge of various applied techniques. I have worked as a freelance illustrator, silkscreen printer and cartoonist.

I am also the founder of “La Trinchera” art collective, a Latino Canadian Cultural Association which is a non profit working cultural group based in Toronto that attempts to give Latino and Latino Canadian art a permanent space in Canada by uniting the various art disciplines and producing continuous art events and exhibits, so far we have some thirty five member artists, this group has now changed its name into LCCA or Latino Canadian Cultural Association and has so far created various multidisciplinary festivals in the city of Toronto.. I have also been a juror at Open Studio for the Visiting Artist Selection Committee as well as the Toronto Arts Council Emerging artist Grant Committee. I have worked as a supervisor for the International Printmaking Biennale organized by StudiosLivan in Toronto.

Collectors:

Former President Nelson Mandela of South Africa, Cuban President, Fidel Castro Ruz, Cuban popular singer, Silvio Rodriguez, Muralist Alfredo Zalce, the Mugrabi collection in New York, The IAGO Museum of Oaxaca Museum of Modern Art, The Madjanek provincial Museum in Lublin, Poland and Professor Rafael Zepeda in Mexico, Canadian artist Ed Pien, as well as the Puerto Rican Institute of Culture The Blue Mountain Center in New York State, The University of Art and Design in Taipei, The Tama University in Kyoto, The Museum of Modern Art in San Jose de Costa Rica, The MUSA Museo Sonorense de Arte, the Museum Boijman van Beunigen in Rotterdam, The Cultural House in Santa Ana, Colombia, and Guelph University. My works were selected as awards to the winning Latin American Directors in the 2002 International Latin American Film Festival or ALUCINE. I have works in collections in France, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Cuba, El Salvador, Colombia, Taiwan, Spain, Poland, Nicaragua, Brazil, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Bolivia, Trinidad and Tobago, The USA, and Canada amongst other places.

In late 2003 I was nominated amongst the 4 young Toronto artists to look for in the upcoming years in NOW Magazine by arts writer Thomas Hirshcmann. During the upcoming months I will be one of four jurors at the 2nd Salvador Allende Arts Festival for Peace, has become one of Toronto’s Latin American Communities prime art events. A selection of the work has also been accepted for a solo exhibition at the Justina Barnicke Gallery at the University of Toronto for 2007. Other confirmed venues are the juried traveling exhibition commemorating the30th anniversary of Visual Arts Ontario, which will showcase the artwork in five different venues throughout Ontario. I have also been part of a group show by resident artists at the Altos de Chavon Art Gallery in the Dominican Republic where I was an illustration professor for a semester.

I will be Working on a collaborative print project with artists from Oaxaca, L.A and Tijuana, which will be exhibited at some point in these three cities. An article about my work was published by Juxtapose magazine in mid-2006. Upcoming exhibitions include a solo show in San Francisco, at the Paul Mahder Gallery, as well as solo shows at the Katharine Mulherin Gallery in Toronto, the Mulherin Pollard Gallery in New York, and a show of drawings at the Begona Malone gallery in Madrid Spain, as well as an itinerant group show on the theme of migration in Mexico, other group shows in Tijuana, Mexico, Miami, Italy and Barcelona are in the works.

Education
2005, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Fresco workshop with Renato Giangualano and Daniel Boszhkov.
1993 to 1997, Completed Art Education at the Ontario College of Art and Design with a Major in Printmaking, graduating with honors. Has since taken further specialization courses.
1989 to 1993, Studied at C. W. Jeffery’s Collegiate Institute under their special art program. Half of the total credits were in the arts, including intense design, sculpture and ceramic studies.
1983-86, Took multiple art courses at the Universidad de Guadalajara Art School as well as having taken a correspondence art course with a Barcelona Art School in El Salvador as a youngster.

Awards, Grants, Residencies
1987 Artist of the Year award, Elia Junior High School.
1993 Best art student award, C. W. Jeffery’s Collegiate Institute.
1994 Drawing and Painting Award, Ontario College of Art and Design.
1995
  • Lithography Award, Ontario College of Art and Design.
  • Drawing and Painting Award, Ontario College of Art and Design.
1996
  • Purchase award, international drawing juried exhibition from the Kyoto Art Academy, Kyoto, Japan.
  • Guest Artist at the Kingait Innuit Co-op, Cape Dorset, Nunavut, Canada.
1997
  • Both Drawing and Painting and Printmaking Award, Ontario College of Art and Design.
  • Don Philips Award at Open Studio, Toronto.
1999
  • Honorable Mention at the Annual Juried Lakeshore Art Show.
  • Ontario Arts Council Production Award, Emerging Level.
2000
  • Nick Novak Scholarship at Open Studio, Toronto.
  • A-Space Gallery, emerging artist grant from the Community Foundation of Toronto.
  • Toronto Arts Council Artistic Production Grant.
  • Slowart Art Gallery Annual Competition Award and publication in Direct Art Magazine.
2001
  • Purchase Award, San Juan Printmaking Biennale, Puerto Rico.
  • The Canada Council for the Arts production Grant.
2002
  • The Canada Council for the Arts International Residency Award, CCA7 Trinidad and Tobago.
  • The Canada Council for the Arts Travel Grant.
  • The Ontario Arts Council Exhibition assistance Grant.
  • The Ontario Arts Council Exhibition assistance Grant.
  • Fundacio Joan I Pilar Miro a Mallorca, Experimental Print Course. Majorca, Spain.
2003
  • First biannual International Competition for Publication Award, Direct Art Magazine Volume 8. 3rd. prize.
  • 4th. Annual Juried Drawing Exhibition at the John B. Aird Gallery, (First Prize).
  • The Vermont Studio Center Residence 2004, partial fellowship.
2004
  • 6th. Bharat Bhavan International Biennial of Print Art, Bhopal India, (honorable mention).
  • Blue Mountain Center Artists Residency fellowship, Blue Montain Lake, New York, USA.
  • Ontario Council for the Arts, Arts Collective Grant for being part of “Ebb/Flow” Exhibition.
  • Ontario Society of Artists 130th Open Juried Exhibition, “Worship”, First Price.
  • Certamen Interancional de Arte Contermporaneo de Guadalajara; (First Prize, Printmaking Catergory).
  • The Canada Council for the Arts, Travel Grant.
  • The Toronto Arts Council, Production Grant.
  • The Corporation of Yaddo, fellowship. Saratoga Springs, USA.
  • The McDowell Colony for the Arts, residency fellowship for April and May of 2005, Peterborough New Hampshire, USA.
  • The Altos de Chavon School of Art and Desing Artist in Residency Program, Dominican Republic. From September to December of 2005.
2005
  • Ontario Arts Council Production Grant, (painting project).
  • The Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture Summer program, fresco study fellowship, Skowhegan, New York.
  • The Millay Colony for the Arts artist in residency program.
  • Valparaiso Foundation, Residency at Valparaiso Foundation Centre, Playa de Mojacar, Almeria, Spain. 2006 fellowship.
  • The Toronto Arts Council Production Grant.
  • The Bemis Centre for the Arts Fellowship for late 2006, Omaha, Nebraska.
  • The 8th Ville Marie Miniature Art Biennial, Salle Augustin Chennier, Quebec, (honorable Mention).
  • Emerittus guest at the Bienal de Latinoamerica, Tijuana, Mexico.
2007 The Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant.
2009 The Canada Council Production Grant.
2010 Premio Unico, Cuarta Bienal de Dibujo Internacional Sylvia Pawa, Mexico.
2011 Ontario Arts Council Production Grant.



2012
  • “Trail of Hope and Tears,” Paul Mahder Gallery, (solo exhibit) San Francisco, CA.
  • Hourglass Continent, Oscar de las Flores, Osvaldo Ramirez Castillo and Z’otzs collective, McClaren Art Center, Barrie, Ontario.
  • Early Delights, De Las Flores, Keever and Langer , Mulherin-Pollard Gallery, New York.
  • The Armory Show, Piers 92 and 94 Portfolio represented by The Katharine Mulherin Gallery.
  • Contemporary Surrealist Drawings, international group exhibition organized by the Boijmans van Beuningen Museum in Rotterdam, to be presented in the Institute Neerlandais in Paris, will later travel to Istambul, Turkey.
2011
  • Taller La Huella Grafica, collective print exhibit, Museo La Calera, Oaxaca.
  • Subasta Arte KNOX BAM, Guatemala City, Guatemala.
  • En el nombre del Padre, collective exhbition commemorating Dr. Sigmund Freud and Jacque Lacan, IAGO Museum, Oaxaca.
  • Print Exhibition from Oaxaca to Paris, Casa de las Diligencias, Toluca.
  • Annual Summer Invitational Group Exhbition, Jonathan Lavine Gallery, New York.
  • Subcutaneous Episodes, solo exhibit at the Mulherin Pollard Gallery, NY.
  • Bodies and Politics, Group exhibit at the Katherine Mulherin Gallery, Toronto.
2010
  • Migrantes Frontera Sur, Encuentro Latino Art Gallery, Los Angeles.
  • Toronto International Art Fair, represented by Katharine Mulherin.
  • Frontera Sur, group exhibition on Central American migration. IAGO, Oaxaca.
  • Volta Basel Art Fair, Switzerland.
  • Oscar De Las Flores solo exhibit, Volta Art Fair, New York.
2009
  • La legalidad de la grafica, Casa Museo Benito Juarez, Oaxaca, group exhibit.
  • International Biennial Sylvia Pawa, Mexico Israel Institute, Mexico City, First Price.
  • Corpus Aeternum, Group show at the Centro Fotografico Manuel Alvarez Bravo Curated by Doktor Lakra, Oaxaca, Mexico.
  • XXXVII Premio Internacional de Grabado, Carmen Arozena, Santa Cruz de la Palma Spain.
  • Volta Art Fair, Basel, Switzerland, represented by Katharine Mulherin.
  • Lautreamont's Bastard, Oscar de las Flores solo exhibition Katherine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects, Toronto.
  • Next International Art Fair, Chicago, represented by Katharine Mulherin, featured artist.
  • Obra Grafica, galeria 910, Oaxaca.
  • Volta New York, Represented by Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects, Toronto.
  • Del Norte y de mas al norte, Galeria Vagabundo, Oaxaca.
2008
  • Aqua Art Miami Art Fair, represented by Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects.
  • Exibicion jurada de grafica actual, Galeria Quetzalli, Oaxaca.
  • Arte Papel, Exibicion de papalotes en San Agustin Etla. Oaxaca.
  • Fundraising Art show for the Barak Obama Campaign, artists Include Kiki Smith, Francesco Clemente, Chuck Close, Cara Walker amongst others.
  • Perpectives/Perspectivas: Latin American Art 1930 - 2008, Noel Baza Fine Art, San Diego.
  • 5th annual National and International Juried Exhibition of Visual Arts, Etobicoke Civic Centre.
  • Papier 08 Contemporary Art Fair, represented by Galerie St. Ambroise, Montreal.
  • Scope New York, represented by Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects, N.Y.
  • Ojos del Huracan, Osvaldo Ramirez, Oscar de las Flores, Peter Barron and John Graham, Galerie de la Maison de la Culture de Cote des Neiges, Montreal.
2007
  • Provisional History of the 21st Century, Chapter Two, Morgan Lehman Gallery, Chelsea, New York, Solo exhibition.
  • International Contemporary Fine Art Exhibition, Korean and Latin American artists, Consulate General of the Republic of Korea, Toronto City Hall.
  • Affair at the Jupiter Hotel, Portland Oregon, represented by Katherine Mulherin.
  • Solo Exhibition at the Salle Augustin Chenier, Ville Marie, Quebec.
  • Oaxacan artists exhibition and fundraising for the Museo de los Pintores Oaxaqueños. Museo de los pintores Oaxaqueños, Oaxaca.
  • Scope Hamptons Contemporary Art Fair. The Hamptons, New York. Represented by Katherine Mulherin Contemporary Art.
  • Group Exhibition by the National Art Academy of San Carlos Faculty and Students. San Carlos Art Gallery, Mexico City.
  • Bienal LatinoAmericana Fundarte, Etobicoke Civic Centre, Toronto.
  • 4th Bienal internacional de gravura do Douro, ( invitational), Portugal.
  • Provisional History of the Western World, Solo Exhibition at Katherine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects, Toronto.
  • La Joven Estampa, Casa de las Americas, Havana, Cuba, (Honorable Mention).
  • The Drawing Show, International Collective Exhibit. Blue House Gallery, Calgary.
  • Scope Basel,represented by Katherine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects, Basel, Switzerland.
  • Works in confinement by Van Cleve Fine Arts, San Diego, USA.
  • JUANNIO 2007, yearly Central American Art Competition and Exhibit, Centro de Arte Carlos Merida, Guatemala City, Guatemala. (honorable mention).
  • Scope New York, International Art Fair, represented by Katherine Mulherin. USA.
  • Art L. A. International Art Fair, represented by Katherine Mulherin ContemporaryArt Projects, Los Angeles, USA.
  • Visions of Contemporary Mexico, Galeria Manuel Garcia de Arte Contemporanea, Oaxaca, Mexico.
  • The Figure Show, collective exhibit from life drawing sessions at the Coop Gallery,Omaha, USA.
  • Calavera Oaxaqueña, Collective art exhibit and presentation of a silkscreened portfolio by some 30 contemporary Oaxacan artists in honor of the struggle in Oaxaca, La Curtudiria, Oaxaca, Mexico.
2006
  • John B. Aird Gallery Juried drawing exhbition, Toronto.
  • Homenaje a Posada, group show Huajuapan de Leon, Oaxaca, Mexico.
  • Bienal de LatinoAmerica, Invitado emerito al salon de dibujo LatinoAmericano, Tijuana, Honorable guest to the Latin American drawing biennial, Tijuana, Mexico.
  • Juxtapose Magazine, november edition. USA coverture.
  • Bienal Nacional de Jovenes Pintores, Centro Cultural de España, San Salvador, EL Salvador.
  • Scope Internacional Art Fair, represented by Katherine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects, London, England.
  • Dia de Los Muertos collective Prints portfolio done in solidarity with the popular movement, Oaxaca, Oaxaca.
  • Pieza del mes en Conmemorativa del Once de Septiembre, IAGO, Oaxaca.
  • Arte en contra de la Guerra, exhibición virtual, PaginaDigital.com, Argentina.
  • La Republica Ilustrada, Exibicion en Solidaridad con el movimiento Popular Oaxaqueño, La Curtiduría, Oaxaca, Mexico.
  • Bicentenario de Juarez, exposición colectiva en el Museo de los Pintores Oaxaqueños, Oaxaca.
  • Fundarte collective Exhibition at the Korean Consulate of Toronto, Canada, which was brought to the Canadian Consulate in Seoul, Korea in late 2006.
  • The V Tecumseh Collective Festival, Fort York, Toronto.
  • Domestic Setting, group show of works on paper, curated by Meg Linton, Otis Center Gallery, Los Angeles.
  • Ilusiones, Ridiculos e Imposturas de la via electoral, Mexican political cartoon exhibition, IAGO, Oaxaca.
  • The 13th. International Taipei print and drawing biennial, Taipei Museum, Taiwan.
  • Virtual exhibition of work at “El Ojo de Adrian” portal of Salvadoran Art.
  • Group show at the Headbone Gallery of works on paper, Toronto.
  • The First Fundarte Latin American Art Biennial, Etobicoke Civic Center, Toronto.
  • Obsessive Detail, Annual Juried Exhibition, Edward D. Day Gallery, Toronto.
  • The 5th Egyptian International Print Triennial 2006, itinerant exhibition in galleries in Cairo and Alexandria, Egypt.
  • Art L. A. at Los Angeles, represented by Katherine Mulherin Contemporary Art Gallery. Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, California.
2005
  • Drawing 2005, Annual Juried Exhibition, John B. Aird Gallery, (second place). Toronto.
  • The 8th Biennale Internationale d’art miniature de Ville-Marie, Musee de la Miniature, Quebec. (honorable mention). To be exhibited in 2007 at the Musee de la Miniature de Montlimar, France.
  • Closing Art Exhibition and Sale at the Blue Room Gallery, Mision, San Francisco. USA.
  • Triple X, Visual Arts Ontario traveling Exhibition, participating galleries include; The Thunder Bay Art |Gallery, The Art Gallery of Algoma, Loop Gallery, Lennox Contemporary, Visual Arts Ontario, The Gladstone Hotel amongst others.
  • Exhibition to fundraise money for the first Latin American Art Biennial presented by The Fundarte Foundation of Toronto, Mississauga Civic Centre.
  • “Unnatural Disasters” Exhibition of Works on paper from the Permanent collection Of the McMaster Museum of Art, McMaster University, Hamilton. Works in the show Include pieces by Goya, Kollewitz, Gross, Durer and other historical artists.
  • IR Artists in Residency Art Exhibition, Altos de Chavon Gallery, Altos de ChavonSchool of Design, La Romana, The Dominican Republic.
  • The Salvador Allende Arts Festival for Peace, “Idiomatica” Latin American Art Exhibition , Lennox comtemporary art gallery, Toronto.
  • III Bienal internacional de dibujo, Josep Amat, St. Feliu des Guixols, Spain.
  • “Masters of Graphic Arts”, the 8th international invitational print and Drawing exhibition, Gyor Municipal Museum of Art, Hungary.
  • Art Exhbition at the Mosaico Gallery and store, Toronto, Ontario.
  • John B. Aird second annual Miniature Exhibition, First Prize, Toronto.
  • Portrait Exhibition at the Vita Brevis Gallery, Toronto.
  • Art Chicago in the Park at Butler Field, The represented by Katherine Mulherin Art Projects. Chicago, USA.
  • Latin American Juried Exhibition, Mississauga Living Arts Centre, Mississauga, Juried, LCCA Annual Group Exhibition, in Conjunction with LCCA’s First Multidisciplinary Festival, organized at the Drake Hotel and Gallery 61, Toronto.
  • Metamorphosis, Ontario Society of Artists, 131st. Open Exhibition, John B. Aird Gallery Toronto.
  • Open Studio’s Annual 100 Prints Fundraising and Exhibit, Timothy Eaton Memorial Centre Toronto.
  • Casa de la Cultura de Santa Ana, Narino Province, Colombia.
  • LatinoAmerica 2005, Fundarte Juried group exhibition, Etobicoke Civic Center Gallery.
  • “Under Pressure”, The Print Studio, Hamilton Printmakers Art Association, Inaugural Fundraising Exhibition, Hamilton, Ontario.
  • ARCO 2005 Feria Internacional de Arte Contemporaneo, Madrid, Spain, Presented by Katherine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects, Toronto.
  • “Mukwa Geezis Festival” Indigenous group show and multi discipline festival, OCAD Auditorium, Toronto.
  • “A Drop in the Ocean”, Group exhibit at ROOM Gallery, Rotterdam, Holland.
  • “El Greco”, Islip Art Museum, Group Exhibition in honor of El Greco, Long Island.
  • ArtLA, Santa Monica, California, Works exhibited by Katherine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects.
2004
  • “Nutmeg” Small Works exhibition by gallery artists, Katherine Mulherin Art Projects Gallery, Toronto.
  • The 6th Kochi International Triennial Exhibition of Prints, Tosa Washi International Committee, Kochi Ken, Japan.
  • Figurative exhibition at Vita Brevis Gallery and Studio, Toronto.
  • Group Exhibition, Upper Gallery inauguration, Toronto.
  • The Tokyo International Mini-PrintTriennial, TAMA University, Tokyo, Japan. (invitational).
  • “EVOLUTION”, a cross border juried print exhibition and reading by Canadian author Ninno Ricci. Windsor Printmakers Forum, Windsor, Ontario.
  • Annual Member’s Fundraising Exhibit and Sale, Aspace Gallery, Toronto.
  • Open Studio Annual Artist Proofs Sales, Open Studio Gallery, Toronto.
  • Canada Based Support for the Survivors of Pisagua, Third cultural celebration, Iquique, Chile.
  • AAF New York International Art Fair 2004. Represented by Katherine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects Gallery, New York.
  • Exhibition Celebrating the Assassination of Mexican Lawyer, Digna Ochoa, Ryerson University, Toronto.
  • “Salvadorian Art Exhibition/ Exibicion de Arte Salvadorena” Art Exhibit at the Visitor’s Center at the Distillery Art District, Toronto.
  • “Oscar Camilo De Las Flores”, Solo Show at the Katherine Mulherin Projects Gallery Toronto.
  • The VIII International Caixanova Print Biennial, Ourense, Spain.
  • The 5th Tecumseh Festival of Art, Fort York, Toronto.
  • Hamilton Print Studio, fundraising Exhibit, Hamilton, Ontario.
  • Taiwan International Mini-Print Exhibition and Symposium.
  • Institute of Fine Arts of the National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan. (invitational).
  • “Fantastic Visions”, Limner Gallery, New York. (publication included).
  • “IDENTITY”, Group Art Exhibit as part of the Second Salvador Allende Festival For the Arts, De Leon White Gallery, Toronto.
  • Three person show at Blue Room Gallery, Mission, San Francisco.
  • “The Little Prints”, juried exhibition at the John. B. Aird Gallery, Toronto. (first prize).
  • 1 Certamen Internacional de Arte Contemporaneo 2004, Casa Los Colomos; Guadalajara, Mexico. (First Prize, Printmaking Category).
  • 13th Open Juried Exhibition, Ontario Artists Society, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto, (first prize).
  • “Shock and Awe” Group Exhibit on the theme of War, Spin Gallery, Toronto.
  • “Ebb/Flow” Latin American Artist Collective, Gallery 1313, Toronto.
  • “Important Canadian Art”, Zieher/Smith Gallery, Chelsea, New York City.
  • “LATINOAMERICA”, Etobicoke Civic Center Gallery. Etobicoke, Ontario.
  • Fundraising for The FMLN Party in El Salvador, Cultural event and Art Show, Toronto Steel Workers Convention Center, Toronto.
  • Spin Gallery, “Monkey Sees, Monkey Does”, Collective exhibition that includes artist Fiona Smyth, Ed Pien and Attila Richard Luckas amongst others.
  • The 6th. Bharat Bhavan International Biennial of Print-Art, Bhopal, India, (honorable mention).
  • SPIN Gallery re-inauguration Exhibit, SPIN Gallery, Toronto.
2003
  • “El Borde Art Council” Annual Fundraising exhibition, Toronto.
  • Exhibition in Solidarity with FMLN campaign, United Steel Workers Center, Toronto.
  • Latino-Canadian Cultural Association Launch and fundraising art event, Barrabases Chilean Cultural Association. Toronto.
  • “Metamorphosis”, Oscar De Las Flores, Maria Luisa de Villa, Ed Pien , Francisco Toledo, Galerie Cote des Neiges, Montreal.
  • Wegway Magazine volume 6. launch, Edward Day Gallery, Toronto.
  • “Works On Paper”, exhibition by Resident artists, Caribbean Contemporary Arts, Trinidad and Tobago.
  • VII International Art Triennial, Madjanek 2004, Lublin, Poland.
  • “Drawer” Drawing Exhibition in conjunction with Dutch Drawing Exhibition, Harbor Front Center, Toronto.
  • “Earth Warrior”, Third Tecumseh Art Exhibition and Cultural Felstival, Fort York, Toronto.
  • The 4TH. Bitola International Print Triennial, Macedonia.
  • Convocatoria Internacional de Arte, SIART, Museo de Arte de Arte Moderno de la Paz, Bolivia.
  • Canada Based Support for the Survivors of Pisagua, 2nd. Art Exhibition and Cultural Festival, Iquique, Chile.
  • Art Exhibition on the commemoration of the 30th Anniversary of Salvador Allende’s Death Toronto, The Great Hall.
  • “Porto Alegre en Foco”, Museo Federal de Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil.
  • “Visiones Y Apariciones/ Visions and Apparitions” Drawing exhibition by Francisco Toledo, Ed Pien, Maria Luisa de Villa, Maria Hernandez and Oscar De las Flores, The Justina Barnicke Gallery, Hart House Circle, University of Toronto.
  • The 11th. Taipei Museum International Drawing and Print Biennale, Taipei, Taiwan.
  • 2nd Wegway Magazine, International juried show and publication, SPIN Gallery, Toronto.
  • The 34th Yokosuka Peace Exhibition of Art, Akiya Yokosuka, Kanagawa, Japan.
  • Gyor Museum of Art “World Masters of Graphic Art” 7th International Art Biennale, Gyor, Hungary, (invitational).
  • The Lakeshore Juried Art Competition. Toronto.
  • The Varna International Print Biennial, Varna, Bulgaria, (invitational).
  • The 29th Bradley International Printmaking Juried Exhibition, Bradley University, Illinois, USA.
  • Drawing 2003, 3th Drawing Art Exhibition, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto. First Prize.
  • “Drawing Matters”, Drawing exhibition by young artists, Spin Gallery, Toronto.
  • “Sweet and Sour” La Trinchera Art Group exhibit at gallery 1313, Toronto.
  • Southwest Women Working Together, annual art Exhibit and fundraising to Aid abused and disadvantaged women and children, Chicago, USA.
2002
  • “Miniaturas”, “La Trinchera” Art Collective, Acadia Gallery, Toronto.
  • A-Space Gallery Annual Members Exhibition. Toronto.
  • Toronto International Latin American Festival, Alucine, Toronto.
  • Annual Artist’s Print Sale, Open Studio, Toronto.
  • Art System, Closure Exhibition, Art System Gallery, Toronto.
  • Fundraising Exhibition, Centro para Gente de Habla Hispana, Toronto.
  • Annual Amnesty International Art Exhibition at University of Toronto, Toronto.
  • “Whodunit” OCAD fundraising exhibition. Toronto.
  • “Spirit of the Place”, Tecumseh Collective, Fort York, Toronto.
  • 12th Seoul International Printmaking Biennale, Seoul, Korea.
  • “Manifestations” Drawing Show, Jean Pierre Ouellete Gallery. Montreal.
  • The Brewster Project, second year, Brewster, New York, USA.
  • “Dissimilarities”, Two man show at the Community Gallery, Harbourfront. Center, Toronto.
  • The Second International Ploiesti Cartoon Festival, Romania.
  • The City Gallery, Annual Exhibition, Tarnow, Poland.
  • Jose Guadalupe Posada Celebratory Ex-Libris, Posada Museum, Aguascalientes Mexico. (winner of Publication prize).
  • “Inside/ Outside”, Tecumseh Collective, The Station Gallery, Whitby Ontario.
  • 100 Prints, Open Studio, Timothy Eaton Memorial Church, Toronto.
  • Works in confinement at the Cuba Gallery, Toronto.
  • “Withering Earth”, Miniature show at the University of Tokyo, Japan.
  • Native Visual Arts Association annual fundraising show, Royal Bank Head Office, Toronto.
  • “The Whisperings of Hope”, House of Friends Society, Oscar Romero Anniversary.
  • “Visionweaver” La Trinchera at L’arte gallery , Toronto.
  • “Expressions of oppression”, Ryerson Polytechnic Institute, Toronto.
  • “The War Show, and Infinite Justice for All”, Art System Gallery, Toronto.
  • “Fronteras”, Latino-Canadian Art Exhibition, Acadia Gallery, Toronto.
2001
  • 10th International Print and Drawing Biennale, Taipei Museum of Modern Art, Taiwan.
  • Open Studio Annual Proof Sale, Open Studio, Toronto.
  • Pearlessence, Members fundraiser Show, A-Space Gallery, Toronto.
  • “Enigma”, Pos-Art Gallery, Old Montreal, Quebec.
  • “La Joven Estampa” Casa de Las Americas National Gallery, Habana, Cuba. Show to tour Mexico . it will be exhibited there at the Museo de la Estampa.
  • A-Level First Anniversary Show, Toronto.
  • Native Art Exhibition, Toronto Annual pow-wow, Sky dome, Toronto.
  • Work Purchased to become part of the Permanent Collection of Guelph University’s Art Department.
  • “Espejos Disidentes/ Dissident Mirrors”, Solo Show at Open Studio, Toronto.
  • Group Show for AIDS in South Africa, NEW Gallery, Amsterdam, Holland.
  • Cracow Triennale CD Rom, Worldwide distribution.
  • International Art Exhibit to Fundraise money for the Capilla del Hombre in Quito, Ecuador, Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto.
  • Artist International Direct Support, Printmaking Portfolio and Touring Exhibition To fundraise money for children born with AIDS in South Africa. The Show Toured multiple countries in Africa, Europe and North America. The Portfolios were included in one hundred international collection, including Nelson Mandela’s.
  • Agnes Etherington art Center Fundraising Exhibit, Queen’s University, Kingston.
  • 13th.San Juan Print Biennale for Latin America and the Caribbean, Puerto Rico.(Purchase Award).
  • Exhibit to Aid Abused Women, Swedish Museum of Chicago, Illinois, USA.
  • “Th’Ink”, Lithography Show, Art System Gallery, OCAD Collective, Toronto.
  • Group Show at the Columbus Center to fundraise money for the Capilla del Hombre, Quito, Ecuador, to tour various European Countries.
  • “Tecumseh Collective”, Fort York, Toronto.
  • Group Show at L’Arte Gallery , Toronto.
  • “Yonni, Lingam” Group Show at A_Level Gallery, Toronto.
  • Fundraising for El Salvador Earthquakes relief efforts, Toronto.
  • OCAD annual figurative Show, Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto.
  • The City Gallery, Tarnow Celebratory exhibition, Tarnow, Poland.(Honorable Mention).
  • 100 Prints Annual Exhibition, Open Studio. Timothy Eaton Memorial Center.
  • “Alternative Space” International Artists Show at Gallery 1313, Toronto.
  • “Emerging Artists” International Group Show at Limner Gallery, New York, USA. (Second Prize Award).
  • Exhibition at A-Space Gallery Display Case.
2000
  • Exhibition at the Ukrainian-Canadian Cultural Institution of Toronto.
  • Exhibition at the Camajuani Art Museum, Santa Clara Province, Cuba.
  • Agnes Ethering to art Center, Kingston, annual fundraising show.
  • Solo Exhibition on the 10th Anniversary of the Oscar Romero Cultural Center, Toronto.
  • Poetry and art exhibit at the Black Rooster gallery Toronto.
  • Group Show at the “House of Friend’s Society” Convention Center Toronto.
  • The Cracow International Print Triennial. Cracow- Nuremberg Triennial 100 cities touring exhibition. “Exquisite Series”.Five works were exhibited in Poland and Germany for two years.
  • Exhibition, Praxis Art Gallery, Toronto.
  • The 39th Toronto Outdoors Exhibition, Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto.
  • The 8th George van Raemdnock International Cartoon Biennale. Boechout, Belgium, touring exhibition.
  • 100 Prints Exhibition, Open Studio, Timothy Eaton Memorial Center, Toronto.
  • International Print Exhibition on the theme of “Time” in conjunction with the Grenchen print Triennale, Grechen Museum of Art. Switzerland.
1999
  • Exhibition and Fundraising for abused women, Southshore Cultural Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
  • “The Last Supper” Group Show at the SOF House Art and Photography Center Toronto.
  • “Cornucopia”, The 5th Street Gallery, Toronto.
  • “Matrix” The Best of Contemporary Canadian Printmaking, Open Studio Gallery, Toronto.
  • The 9th International Print and Drawing Biennial, Taipei Museum of Modern Art, Taiwan.
  • Annual Art Exhibition, Humber College Gallery, Toronto. (Honorable Mention).
  • re.PRODUCTION, documentation as Art, GroupShow at The Rivoli, Toronto.
  • Annual Art Exhibition of the Peel Regional Gallery, Brampton, Ontario.
  • The 4th Kochi International Print Triennial, Nagasaki Museum of Art, Kochi Ken Japan.
1997
  • Exhibition in Solidarity with Native Art Claims, Toronto.
  • INDIGENA, Amerindian artists Exhibit at the Toronto Ba’hai Society.
1996
  • Latin American Collective Art Exhibition at the Ontario College of Art and Design Toronto.
1995
  • Exhibition in Commemoration of the Montreal Massacre, Ontario College of Art And Design, Toronto.
  • “Subverted Paradises”, Axolotl Art Collective, A-Space Gallery, Toronto.
  • Group Show of Young Artist at the Toronto Metro Hall, Toronto.
  • Group Show at Arts-in-Action Gallery, Toronto.
  • “Youth in Art” Collective Exhibit at Mississauga City Hall, Toronto.
  • Multicultural Group Show at the Scarborough Civic Centre, Toronto.
  • National Printmaking Exhibition, Galeria de Arte Contemporaneo, Guadalajara, Mexico.
1994
  • “Tapiz”, Latin American Art Collective exhibition, Ontario College of Art and Design.
  • CCIE Art Exhibition, Cultural Celebration of the Spanish Language, Ryerson Polytechnic University Art Gallery.
1993 Art Exhibition held at the Medical School Building of The University of Toronto.
1992
  • CCIE Art Exhibition, Cultural Celebration of the Spanish Language, Harbourfront Gallery, Toronto.
  • Collective Latin American Exhibition, Art Gallery of York University, Toronto.
  • C.W. Jeffery’s 22nd Art Exhibition, Toronto Board of Education, Toronto.
  • Collective Exhibition at Mississauga Cultural Center, “Carassauga Festival” Toronto.
  • Latin American Art Exhibition at Ryerson Polytechnic Institute, Toronto.
  • Latin American Art Exhibition, University of Toronto, Toronto.


As an artist whose background is deeply rooted in the multifaceted history of Latin America, I feel compelled to preserve its abundant cultural legacy through artistic commitment and discipline.

The fundamentals of life in this part of the world are replete with contrasts, mythologies and re-adaptations from a multiplicity of components, creating a tapestry of great intensity and character. Artists are the receptacles of all this influence and the spiritual guides in transition to a modernity that seems to be both incompatible and misadjusted to its fragile realities.

The artistic response of this intersection results in a vision that is as intense as it is refined, an amalgam of exuberant proportions, a hybrid vision that is considerate of all it's minutia. Latin America has been the experimental board for a continuous wave of transmigrations and exchange, a sort of great collage of the world where universal understanding has long paraded its virtues and tribulations.

As globalization and neo-colonialism occur alongside market structures that so adversely affect much of the third world, art has become for me the perfect method of voicing my most important concerns. It has also become a way of confronting and continuously analyzing my position as a citizen of the times.

Following the continuous tradition of western art, as well as that of my Latin American predecessors, I am keeping vigil as an artist and trying to record with keen eyes the psyche and the soul of this very important time.

I, like Orozco, Goya or Kollwitz, believe in the need to directly portray that which is inhuman and immoral in society as well as that which is compassionate and true in order to wake in all of us a sense of urgency at attending humanities' most pressing needs.